Cow Searching Behind Clemente 8/4/18

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by GettinUglysSon, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. GettinUglysSon

    GettinUglysSon Well-Known "Member"

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    Launched out of Dana Point about 10:30 p.m. Friday night and made the run to Clemente in the dark. Cruised along at about 15 miles per hour in relatively flat seas on the way over.

    Got to the back side and started metering around. Found marks like this:

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    So we let the glow flat falls go. Whatever it was (I'm thinking BFT with some bait in there as well, but would love to hear opinions on what these marks were) didn't want anything to do with the flat falls.

    The sun started coming up about 5:30, and we were still metering fish:

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    We decided to start flying the yummie. Flew it for about 6 hours for nothing. Had about 3-4 schools of the smaller grade 40ish pound BFT pop up, but would touch a sardines. Saw a couple kelp paddies, empty.

    Beautiful blue water back there. 70.3 degrees in the morning that warmed up to 71+ by the afternoon.

    Fun day on the water, but no fish for us today. Stopped on a few paddies on the way home, but they were empty also. Such is life. We were swinging for the fences, hoping for a cow (or 2).

    I think they're still there. Just a matter of being the lucky one to get bit.
     
  2. Paul Ward

    Paul Ward I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    How late did you fish? We fished Friday worked hard from 4am on. Boil here boil there but no bites all day. Put the kite up at 430 pm got bit at 530 landed a 240# fish at dusk. While we were fighting the fish every other boat on the radio reported they were hooked up. The two other boats near us were pulling on fish as well. Our fish had nothing in his stomach. I think trolling till dusk is the key.
     
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  3. Iron Rod

    Iron Rod Im your Huckleberry!

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    Yeah That's BFT Fishing/Hunting. Great report thanks!
     
  4. GettinUglysSon

    GettinUglysSon Well-Known "Member"

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    We fished until about 2:00 p.m. If I knew they bit later on Friday we'd have stayed longer. We'll definitely do that next time.
     
  5. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good effort guys!
     
  6. fishsmith

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  7. NaClAddict

    NaClAddict Newbie

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    Those marks look like bait, definitely don’t look like tuna.
     
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  8. Pgnracr

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    I agree looks like saury anchovy Mix. Dusk nite bite lately.
     
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